Oro 1889 is a concept Italian restaurant and Sri-Lanka’s first Neapolitan pizzeria. Aiming to provide authentic Neapolitan cuisine primarily ‘Vera Pizza Napoletana’, our restaurant pays tribute to the year ‘Pizza Margherita’ was invented, 1889.
Chef Raffaele Esposito in Naples, Italy wanted to make a lasting impression on Queen Margherita during her visit to Naples in 1889, so created a pizza using basil, tomatoes and mozzarella to represent the Italian flag. He then named it ‘Regina Margherita’ (Queen Margherita).
Oro 1889 adopts the same preparation method of authentic Neapolitan pizza and uses STG (Specialità Tradizionale Garantita) approved Caputo flour, combined with both local and imported ingredients to create the same pizza served on the streets of Naples.
We hope you enjoy our celebration of heritage and as they say in Napoli, “Magnanno vène ‘a famma (The appetite is ignited when you eat)!”